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Results of the Regent's coed visitation survey of
parents indicates that the parents of University of
Nebraska students have a strong prevailing desire to
prolong the adolescence of their children until age 22.
Evidentally in parent's eyes, the University will have
by that date succeeded in preparing those students
for full fledged adulthood.
Very sad is the notion that students still do not
have the rights and privileges granted others their age
by " our society. The privilege, rather right, of
entertaining guests in one's home certainly falls in
It is equally disappointing that visitation has
become a political issue when it is far from that. That
argument has gone on vigorously for five long years.
In those five years, students have now exhausted
every channel, every committee, and every avenue of
discussion about the issue and met with failure.
Although the Regents "have not yet acted formally on
the survey results, if history is any indication, they
will use the parent poll data to back up claims they
have made for years. They have felt parents never
were in favor of such a guest rights policy. It appears
that there is nothing left for students to do.
The policy that is now in effect is all but
unenforcable. The guest rights policy that living unit
staffs are now working with is so unrealistic that
students would not be at all to blame if they didn't
just throw their arms up in the air and forget that it
Students should wait now to see what the final
dispostion of the survey will be, that is, just what the .
Board of Regents will do with it. After the Regents
act upon their conclusions students have a number of
alternatives. They should be prepared to organize in a
mass way like they never have done before. The fact
that they supported the proposed policy by a 80 per
cent margin should not be ignored by anyone.
- Students should rally around their support, as it is
considerable, and apply pressure to their parents and
the Board of Regents so they can gain what is
rightfully theirs as soon as possible.
-Saturday night the Nebraska fans witnessed one of the
poorest exhibitions of basketball coaching ever staged. After
the Huskers played certainly their finest game of the year
against Kansas, we were forced to watch Coach Cipriano pull a
bush-league trick by trying to reach the 1 00-point mark with a
Coach Owens and his Kansas team's stalling tactics were no
better, but it was obvious that the initial move of leaving
Nebraska's first team in was Cipriano 's.
Throughout the year we have been forced to watch Cipriano
lose leads with his patented stall; but to see him ruin the fine
games played by Nissen, Harris, Peterson and Jura is too much.
If Nebraska wants to get into big-league college basketball,
it ought to find a big-league coach.
In reference to Bob Russell's "Buffalo Chips" column of
Feb. 16, we resent the author's demeaning commentary on a
people who are distinctly rich in culture and whose
contributions to the world are without number.
We fail to see the necessity to degrade the French people
because of their cultural heritage. We are appalled that the
Daily Nebraskan would lend credence to the notion that a
country should debase a distinguished life-style with the less
comely aspects of our American culture.
In conclusion, we feel that further publication of articles of
this natun 'ill achieve no reasonable good and that Russell's
cultural in. ialism and lewd allusions are potentially harmful
to the cause of international understanding.
Josephy P. McCarty
Robert E. Rivett
Editor's note: Russell's column on France, as all of his other
columns, is completely satirical in nature.
Good news! Nixon sayt that anyone who disagree! with his
eight-point Vietnamese peace plan isn't a traitor after all.
The idea that Democratic doves are "consciously aiding and
abetting the enemy"-the legal definition of treason-was first
put forward by H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's chief of staff.
This caused something of a fust, the Democrats not wishing
to be lined up and sLot. But Nixon put their minds at ease.
He said he certainly didn't "question the patriotism" of
mose wno criticized his peace plan, even though it was "the
most generous in the history of warfare."
He just hoped, he said, "that anyone seeking the presidency
would examine his statements carefully to be sure that nothing
he says might give the enemy an incentive to prolong the war
until after the election."
Of course, the only way a Democratic candidate can give
the enemy an incentive to prolong the war until after the
election is to offer a peace plan even more generous than
Thus we see that what Nixon's saying is that it's perfectly
patriotic of his opponents to criticize his peace plan-as long as
they criticize it for being too generous.
You can certainly understand Nixon's position. Here he is
trying hard to sell the enemy on a fine generous peace plan
with eight points and $2 billion on the side and the Democrats
keep undercutting him.
Anyone who understands American politics and our
competitive free enterprise system can visualize immediately
what this is bound to lead to-a Peace Plan War.
For example, Sen. Muskie has already come up with a
two-point peace plan-we get out and they release our POWs
You can see the bind that puts Nixon in.
"Hey!"- says the enemy. 'That Muskie sounds like the kind
of cat we want to deal with. Let's throw him the election by
So unless Sen. Muskie withdraws his offer, Nixon has no
choice but to undercut him right back. "Look, enemy," says
Nixon I ve got a red-hot one-point plan for you here: well
the tabll " W'y there' $4 bann m H tot you under
We"iV0id, "!r aKt Mclovern- "Listen to this, you guys.
We I! get out, we'll kidnap Thieu and Ky on the way, and
when we get home we'll unleash Chiang Kai-shek."
NinJaJ?,nUte' ni never be undersold!" says Nixon grimly.
S!fcQwSW . on
th yu uys" 8hoBt Mayor Lindsay,
"untd you hear my offer. Now first of all, you take New York
a nNti??S r "&t: unless methin done to put
it v V hls Great Pcace ?hn War. weU 5e lucky to get out
of Vietnam on any terms short of unconditional wmSS.
It is therefore up to his Democratic opponents to attack
dSJ57SMrty.-for hU overly kind' overly geSrou,! XSy
dedicated devotion to the cause of peace.
Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1972.
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1972
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